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2020-224-02632 Postdoc in modelling of packaging and analysis of Li-based battery cells and modules

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology, a position as Postdoc in model development for Lithium-based Batteries is open for appointment in the period: 1 May 2020 to 30 April 2022 or soon thereafter. The position is available for a period of 2 years with a strict termination date on 31 August 2022. The Department of Energy Technology is an expanding department covering most fields of Energy Technology ranging from electrical energy (Power Systems, Power Electronics, Electrical Machines) to thermal energy including Energy Systems and Fluid Mechanics and Combustion but also mechatronic systems. The department consists of about 300 employees with more than 125 Ph.D. students.The laboratory-facilities are world-class and the research carried out are most often in collaboration with industry. The position is offered in relation to the Research Program on Battery Storage Systems and the postdoc will be positioned to Section: Power Electronic Systems.

Job description

The postdoctoral position is linked to the Sustainable Energy Systems (SENSE) project, which investigates the technical and economic feasibility of using Lithium-ion capacitors for various renewable energy storage applications.

The research topics of the position include:
• Electrical and thermal model development based on Finite Element Multiphysics models of Lithium-based battery cells and modules.
• Battery cell performance characterization and structural/material analysis to extract key parameters for accurate model development.
• FEM based analysis of existing cell/module design. 
• Design of battery modules targeted for specific appllicatiosn identified in the SENSE project.

Experience with building up detailed models in Finite Element Multphysics Software as well as handson experience with battery cell characterization is an advantage.

Applicants for this position has published in international journals and has research activities, preferably within all the above mentioned research fields.

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Christian Uhrenfeldt, phone +45 99 40 73 31, e-mail chu@et.aau.dk 

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Sanne Vestergaard Hejlesenby mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 3972 . Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here: 


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

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